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NAACP marches through Batesburg-Leesville

NAACP marches through Batesburg-Leesville

On a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon, August 23rd, the NAACP marched quietly into Batesburg escorted by local and state police. R.O. Levy, who is President of the NAACP Chapter for the Batesburg…

More than 2,000 students enrolled in Lex. 3

More than 2,000 students enrolled in Lex. 3

Lexington County District Three Superintendent Dr. Randall Gary informed the board that 2,027 students were enrolled in the district for the 2015-2016 school year. He said that 1,591 or 80%…

No restrictions on water usage for B-L at this time

No restrictions on water usage for B-L at this time

While Lexington County is in the beginning stages of a developing drought, town officials do not feel it is necessary at this time to put B-L residents on water restrictions. Tim Schumpert, B-L…

Lexington County prostitution sting nets five arrests

  LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies along with agents of the county’s Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested five individuals earlier this week as part of an undercover…

Lexington County man arrested on murder charge

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have charged a Gaston man with murder in the fatal beating of Joanne White Taylor. According to arrest warrants, 41-year-old Peter Lynn…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department charges two in Rolling Meadows fatal shooting

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department charges two in Rolling Meadows fatal shooting

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have served arrest warrants for murder on two men in connection with the Aug. 9 fatal shooting at Rolling Meadows mobile home…

BLPD enhances its Police Dispatch Center

BLPD enhances its Police Dispatch Center

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department has enhanced its Police Dispatch Center capabilities. In 2014, Chief of Police, W. Wallace Oswald recognized the need to upgrade the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department Dispatch Center. Originally installed in 1991, the dispatch center…

Town spends $4,800 on investigation

Town spends $4,800 on investigation

Following a plea by Batesburg-Leesville District Seven residents concerning the absence of their councilperson, Steve Cain, and the feeling they were not represented by anyone in council, members of the B-L Council felt…

2 B-L residents sought in drug roundup

An investigation that has taken more than a year to conduct culminated today in a sweeping round up throughout Newberry County. More than 72 suspects were being sought including: Brian Alan Pagan, 28, 856A Oleander Rd., Batesburg, attempt…

Domestic violence claims another life

Wanda “Winky” Howard’s death should not have happened the way that it did. At 61 she led an active life spending time with her children and grandchildren and traveling when…